Pippa Middleton's Book Deal + A Missing Opera-Singing Parrot = Eight Items or Less

1. Actress Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) is the new spokesperson for Dolce & Gabbana The Make Up.

2. M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj will be making appearances on Madonna's new album, specifically on a song called "Give Me All Your Love." The album is slated for a spring 2012 release.

3. Mazel tov! Last week Dennis Basso wed longtime partner Michael Cominotto at the Pierre Hotel.

4. Pippa Middleton has apparently gotten a six-figure publishing deal from Michael Joseph, a Penguin imprint, to write a guide to party planning. It'll be out in time for the 2012 holiday season.

5. And awards season begins... Tomorrow morning, the New York Film Critics Circle will announce its award-winners during their annual vote via Twitter. Follow them here.

6. What a motley crew! On Wednesday in L.A., Henry Rollins will host a benefit concert for Drop In The Bucket, a Uganda-based nonprofit that builds wells and sanitation systems in sub-Saharan Africa. Those performing include Slipknot/Stone Sour's frontman Corey Taylor, Dave Navarro, Dave Lombardo of Slayer and Anthrax's Scott Ian. Artist Shepard Fairey will DJ, and most amazingly, Kate Flannery from The Office (aka Meredith) "will deliver a hilarious musical comedy routine with her ironic lounge act, The Lampshades." Tickets are $25 and available here.

7. The short list for the Guggenheim Musuem's 2012 Hugo Boss Prize have been announced: Those in the running are Trisha Donnelly, Rashid Johnson, Qiu Zhijie, Monika Sosnowska, Danh Vo and Tris Vonna-Michell. Hans-Peter Feldmann won last year's $100,000 prize.

8. Hey, Brooklynites, have you seen this opera-singing parrot? Captain Charlene has been missing since Friday afternoon.


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